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Mattifier vs Primer

There are so many skin/makeup enhancing products in the market right now and among them are mattifiers and primers. There’s a big misconception that both products are actually the same. We’ve been asked the question a number of times, and its finally time to address it. What is the difference between a mattifier and primer? and which do you actually need? For those who aren’t really sure what either of these products do, we would discuss the purpose of each products

What is a Primer and Who Needs It?

A primer is a skin prepping product worn underneath makeup to enhancing the appearance fine lines and pores for a flawless and smooth look. It basically primes the skin for makeup. Primers help your makeup look better, last longer and prevents creasing (See also: How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day).

Its very important to moisturise properly before applying your primer, allow your moisturiser to sink in for a few minutes then apply the primer. You can apply a primer to your entire face or specific areas where your makeup doesn’t last like the T-zone (forehead, nose), chin, eyelids etc.

Everyone needs a primer! Whatever your concerns are, creasing, large pores, oily skin etc, using the right primer would help reduce thier visibility under your makeup. There are primers infused with vitamins, SPF (See also: What is Sunscreen And Why Do You Need It?) so there is something for everyone.

Here are some product recommendations

  • Buy Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer HERE
  • Buy Elf – Mineral Infused Face Primer HERE
  • Buy Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer HERE

See also What Is The Best Face Primer For Oily Skin?

What is a Mattifier and Who Needs It?

A mattifier is a product used to improve the appearance of your makeup by controlling oil and reducing shine. Mattifiers absorb the excess oil produced by the skin, making your makeup matte and smooth. It can be used before a moisturiser and foundation You can also apply it along with a primer. (See also: 4 Types of Skin. What’s Your Skin Type?)

If you have really oily skin, then this is what you need! For those with combination skin apply it to areas that are oily. Do not apply on dry or normal skin.

Here are some product recommendations

              How To Manage/Control Oily Skin
What is your go to mattifier or primer?

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